Bank Street B.I.A.
Events
May
4
7:00 am07:00

Bike in Breakfast with Bike to Work Month

  • Eggspectations

Start Bike to Work Month with a Bike in Breakfast to celebrate the start of the spring cycling season!

Join us the morning of May 4th at the South/East Corner of Bank St. and Laurier Ave for free food, prizes and music.

Highlights of the morning include:
- Free bagels and coffee/tea from Eggspectations.
- Free adjustments from VeloFix’s expert mechanics.
- Music from Live 88.5
- Special guest speakers

Invited Speakers:
Gareth Davis (President CFSC)
Ted Ferguson (President Delphi)
Kelly Goulet (The RIDE)
Christine Leadman (Executive Director, Bank Street BIA)
Catherine McKenna (Minister of Environment)
Catherine McKenney (City of Ottawa Councillor, Somerset Ward)
Eric Racine (Branch Manager of Meridian, Bank St. Location)
Michael Murr (Executive Director of EnviroCentre)

Special thanks to our sponsors, the Bank Street BIA and Meridian Credit Union.

May
13
11:00 am11:00

Awaking - Crystals for Grounding And Protection at Planet Botanix

  • Planet Botanix

It's finally here!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awaking-crystals-for-grounding-and-protection-tickets-33346619637

Do you want to discover how to use crystals to help you ground yourself? Ever wonder how to minimize the harmful effects of living in a wi-fi world? Have you ever wanted to learn how crystals can help protect you from negative energy or negative thoughts?

Obtain knowledge about how crystals have been used throughout history for protection and grounding - Knowledge that you can use to help improve the quality of your day to day life and the lives of others.

Find out how to use crystals to shield yourself from electromagnetic waves, negative thoughts, negative people and more...

You will also learn how to cleanse crystals and make grids for protection and grounding. It will be interactive, fun and informative. Cost 35$

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/awaking-crystal-for-grounding-and-protection-tickets-33346619637 or in store with cash quickly!

Seats are limited and selling quickly!

Hope to see there.

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Join us at Swirl and Twirl on Thursday, May 25!

Please join us at Swirl and Twirl on Thursday, May 25, as the Village Legacy Project (VLP), funded through the City of Ottawa and the Bank Street BIA, is one of this year’s benefitting charities. The VLP is researching Ottawa’s extensive LGBT history to be presented in a series of public art projects and a mobile app which features a walking tour of the Village area and beyond. 

 

Swirl and Twirl is fabulous food-, beer- and wine-tasting fundraiser and social event for Ottawa’s LGBT community and its allies. Since 2003, Swirl and Twirl has raised over $78,000 through 12 fundraising events for local charities supporting the NCR’s queer community. You’ll sample delicious products, enjoy a live jazz band and mingle with a fun and sociable crowd. The event is to be held in the beautifully restored Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park, from 7 to 10pm. 

 

Tickets are only $30 and are available at the BIA office at 400—176 Gloucester Street 10am-5pm daily or online at the Swirl and Twirl Web site at www.swirlandtwirl.ca/ticketsBe sure to indicate the code “VLP” in the box just above the “Add to Cart” button, which allows you to safely buy tickets by credit card through PayPal.

 

Thanks so much for supporting the Village Legacy Project, and we look forward to seeing you on May 25!

 

 


Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Canon Takes the Capital by Storm - Vistek Ottawa

  • Vistek

A picture perfect way to view Canon's lineup of professional printers!

Marked with the distinctive red line normally found on Canon's professional lenses, the imagePROGRAF PRO Professional Photographic Inkjet Printers have a poster-size reputation to live up to.

This is why Canon imagePROGRAF printers are designed to offer large-format print sizes with exceptional image quality.

Canon Reps will be in our Ottawa store on April 21 to showcase and answer your questions about Canon printers, including the impressive imagePROGRAF PRO 1000 17-inch inkjet.

The session will cover: 

• Canon’s newest large-format inkjet printers, the imagePROGRAF PRO Series product line. 
• What makes these new printers so special. 
Interactive session with the latest software, utilities and tools
• Tools to optimize your output solution and workflow.

Hurry, event limited to 50 participants.

Advanced Communications Strategy and Planning at Media Style
Mar
30
1:00 pm13:00

Advanced Communications Strategy and Planning at Media Style

MediaStyle’s founding partner and strategist Ian Capstick will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating effective internal and external communications strategies. To add context, he’ll review and analyze tactics employed by each of the major political parties during this year’s federal election.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts:

   How to develop an external communications strategy
   How to develop an internal communications plan, which conveys the value of your organization’s work.
   How to the measure the impact of a communications plan
   Command an understanding of Canada’s political lexicon.

Ian will also review proven tactics for building a brand’s authority, gaining press, crafting viral content and leveraging social media to achieve your communications goals.

Effectively, this workshop is a comprehensive guide on how to gain influence in any political and social sphere.

Register for this workshop here

Our March 2016 workshops are offered at a discount when purchased together. If you plan on attending more than one of MediaStyle’s winter workshops, send an email to hayley@mediastyle.ca to specify which ones, and purchase your package from this page .

Intermediate Social Media for Organizational Communications at MediaStyle
Mar
23
1:00 pm13:00

Intermediate Social Media for Organizational Communications at MediaStyle

  • MediaStyle

MediaStyle’s founding partner and strategist Ian Capstick will walk you through how social media can be used to further your organizational goals, and why it’s necessary in our digital age.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts:

  • Social media content and how you can tailor it to your organization
  • Creating a social media strategy that ties into and strengthens your organizational goals
  • Social media analytics and why they matter
  • Understanding your online critics and how to respond to them

Ian will demonstrate how your organization can ensure a return on investment from social media, and how to effectively use your online resources. This workshop is a crash course in improving your social media skills, making your content creation and messaging more efficient, and increasing your online engagement.

Register for the workshop here.

Our March 2016 workshops are offered at a discount when purchased together. If you plan on attending more than one of MediaStyle’s winter workshops, send an email to hayley@mediastyle.ca to specify which ones, and purchase your package from this page.

Communications 101 at MediaStyle
Mar
9
1:00 pm13:00

Communications 101 at MediaStyle

  • MediaStyle

MediaStyle’s founding partner and strategist Ian Capstick will teach you the importance of communications in any organization, and why it is integral to your organization’s business plan.

 

By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts:

   The value of a communications plan in relation to your organization’s goals
   The elements of a communications plan
   Understanding your organization’s communications climate
   Crafting a communications strategy for your organization and following through

Effectively, this workshop is a comprehensive guide to understanding the importance of communications in an organizational context, and learning how to implement a communications plan.

This workshop will also cover:

•   Setting communications goals
•   Building an online presence through social media
•   Crafting key messages
•   How to reach your target audiences

This half-day session is a beginner-level approach to everything communications-related for your organization. Bring your questions, and prepare to have them answered! Register for the workshop here

Our March 2016 workshops are offered at a discount when purchased together. If you plan on attending more than one of MediaStyle’s winter workshops, send an email to hayley@mediastyle.ca to specify which ones, and purchase your package from this page.

HubTalk with uOttawa Biohacker & 2016 TED Fellow Andrew Pelling at IMPACT HUB Ottawa
Feb
25
6:30 pm18:30

HubTalk with uOttawa Biohacker & 2016 TED Fellow Andrew Pelling at IMPACT HUB Ottawa

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

UOTTAWA BIOHACKER & 2016 TED FELLOW ANDREW PELLING

Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hubtalk-with-uottawa-biohacker-2016-ted-fellow-andrew-pelling-tickets-20524077067

Dr. Andrew Pelling is a scientist, biohacker, endurance athlete, entrepreneur…and now Ottawa’s first ever TED Fellow. Fresh from giving a TED talk in Vancouver earlier in February, Andrew will lead an interactive demonstration of his groundbreaking work and share his “ideas worth spreading”.

Join us for an evening of learning and discovery, co-hosted by the University of Ottawa Entrepreneurship Hub and Impact Hub Ottawa, and make new connections with our community of technologists, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, students, designers, and social innovators.

Learn more about Andrew and some of the other change-makers in the 2016 TED Fellows class, as well as thePelling Lab for Biophysical Manipulation at the University of Ottawa.

A cash bar will be available – your ticket includes a free drink as well as light refreshments!

CAMP TECH: Intro to Google Analytics
Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

CAMP TECH: Intro to Google Analytics

  • IMPACT HUB OTTAWA

Want to know the secret to making your website better than your competition’s? It’s not the code, it’s not your online marketing, it’s not even your design. Successful businesses spend time analyzing their web traffic stats, sources, page performance and so much more using Google Analytics.

In this 3-hour Intro to Google Analytics class, you’ll learn how to get Google Analytics set up and installed properly, create custom views, create segments to compare data and configure simple goals for your website. Discover how to generate reports that will give you valuable insight into your site’s visitors and their behaviour, so you can help your website perform to its potential.

Note: Laptop computers are required for this class.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

  • high quality instruction by a Google Analytics specialist
  • small class size
  • a digital Google Analytics reference guide
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • a chance for you to network with other business owners and marketing professionals
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

Hubbers receive $10 off with the promo code HUBMember – register here.

Bundle Up
Feb
20
11:00 am11:00

Bundle Up

  • Snider Plaza

Join us February 20th for Bundle Up, a fun outdoor event in support of Operation Come Home.

You’re invited to bring friends and family to enjoy hot drinks, music, art, and support a great local cause. Bundle up in your favourite winter wear and join the Bank Street BIA and Operation Come Home for a heart warming afternoon!

Cost: Item Donation

Operation Come Home is looking for winter clothing to give to youth in need.  

They're looking for:

  • bus tickets
  • mitts
  • hats
  • scarves
  • coats
  • boots
  • socks
  • underwear

 

Social Media Analytics, Auditing and Content Strategies at Media Style
Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

Social Media Analytics, Auditing and Content Strategies at Media Style

  • MediaStyle

MediaStyle’s founding partner and strategist Ian Capstick will help you and your organization create effective online content and learn how to measure its success.

We’ll teach you how to analyze your current communications climate in order to reach the audience you need, and craft compelling messages to resonate with them.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts and skills:

  • Comprehensive communications auditing training
  • What you and your organization should be measuring to determine success
  • The powerful information you can find out through analytics on Twitter, Facebook and Google
  • Creating a Google Analytics dashboard that’s meaningful to your organization
  • Setting benchmarks/goals, and tracking these against your communications plan
  • What content works best on social media? How should you make a plan to increase engagement with users? Where does the role of online advertising come into play?
  • Using all forms of media to fulfill your communications goals

This workshop is a comprehensive guide to effectively promoting your organization in a digital sphere.

A limited number of spots are available with the fees waived for registered charities and certified B Corporations. Please email hayley@mediastyle.ca to confirm availability.

Working with Parliamentarians: A Comprehensive Guide at MediaStyle
Feb
16
9:00 am09:00

Working with Parliamentarians: A Comprehensive Guide at MediaStyle

  • MediaStyle

MediaStyle’s senior political strategist and founder Ian Capstick will help you and your organization learn the inner workings of Parliament Hill.

We’ll be focusing on how you and your organization can get your messages in front of our elected representatives.

This course provides history and a review of the daily workings of the House of Commons activities and the Senate. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts:

  • Legislative system and how bills become laws, and where your organization can help MPs
  • Working with Members of Parliament, the Official Opposition, the Senate, and Committees: understanding their influence, building relationships, and how to get your messages on their radar
  • Question Period: the format, the rules, and what to make of all the chaos

This workshop is a comprehensive guide to understanding the Canadian political climate and how your organization fits into it.

Registration includes a copy of Making Policy: A Guide to How the Federal Government Works by Glen Milne.

A limited number of spots are available with the fees waived for registered charities and certified B Corporations. Please email hayley@mediastyle.ca to confirm availability.



Crystal Workshop at Planet Botanix
Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Crystal Workshop at Planet Botanix

  • Planet Botanix

This workshop is Part 3 to our Crystal Workshop series. Here you will find the opportunity to create your own Crystal Elixir and learn about the process behind these medicinal preparations. Whether you wish to bring LOVE, HEALTH or ABUNDANCE into your life, this atelier will help you find the Alchemist in you. All are welcomed!

Cost: 20$

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

CAMP TECH: SEO - How to Drive More Traffic to Your Site
Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

CAMP TECH: SEO - How to Drive More Traffic to Your Site

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

We all want to drive more traffic to our websites, but how can we do it without having to spend money? In SEO: How to Drive More Traffic to Your Website we unveil the tools and insider tricks to optimize your website so potential clients can find you faster. Learn how to target keywords, what to include in your content, how to elevate your social media SEO, and how to create good website content so people can find you online. It’s important to reach a wide audience on the Internet, and the easiest and fastest way to do that is with good SEO tactics!

Note: Laptop computers aren’t absolutely necessary for this class, but we recommend bringing a laptop to follow along.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

  • high quality instruction by an SEO specialist
  • small class size
  • a digital SEO reference guide
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • a chance for you to network with other business owners and marketing professionals
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

Hubbers receive $10 off with the promo code HUBMember – register here.

Potions and Lotions DIY Workshop at Planet Botanix
Feb
7
9:30 am09:30

Potions and Lotions DIY Workshop at Planet Botanix

  • Planet Botanix

Have you been looking at the ingredients in commercial body care and know there's something better out there, but don't know where to start?

Join certified aromatherapist Heather Garrod and create three products to take home with recipes and information package.

Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $59 (plus HST)

 Valentines for Women's Shelters: Ottawa at Planet Botanix
Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

Valentines for Women's Shelters: Ottawa at Planet Botanix

  • Planet Botanix

Come make or drop off your own valentine cards for people who may need a little extra love on February 14th. We'll provide craft supplies!

We will not be collecting clothing donations. 

Accepting donations of:
-toothbrushes & toothpaste
-deodorant
-feminine care products
-soap, shampoo, conditioner (travel size work great)
-bus tickets

Can't make it? Planet Botanix has set up a basket for you to drop your cards in.

Cards and donations will go to local shelters including Cornerstone, Harmony House & Evelyn Horne Young Women’s Shelter.

For more info contact brittanypaulhus@outlook.com

*Special* Wine Down with Vivian Sollows at IMPACT HUB Ottawa
Feb
5
5:00 pm17:00

*Special* Wine Down with Vivian Sollows at IMPACT HUB Ottawa

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

Vivian Sollows who is a singer/songwriter will be offering for the first time a program she created specifically designed for entrepreneurs to relax, called Switching Gears. The music circle will start off with relaxing, soft music with breathing exercises, chair exercise, tension release by shaking out body, making silly sounds and vocal exercises to warm up, then to lead songs to sing together. We’ll experiment with familiar songs – you can send your requests to viviansollows@gmail.com. If you’re nervous about singing, don’t forget: it’s a bring-your-own-wine event.

Vivian is part of this year’s Impact Academy cohort and her goal is to create an NPO around accessibility. Vivian has been developing Adaptive Music Expressions  so everyone can make music, no matter their disability, age, or musical ability. Inclusion, dignity, equal opportunity and independence is what truly being accessible embraces.

First Friday: From Galas to Garden Parties
Feb
5
1:30 pm13:30

First Friday: From Galas to Garden Parties

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

The International Fundraising Consultancy is hosting our First Friday session, on Feb 5th, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at HUB Ottawa. Our focus will be about donor events and how they can be used to build stronger donor relationships and strengthen your fundraising program. It’s also our birthday, so come and have some cake with us! There is limited space so please email shawna.miller@groupifc.com to reserve your spot now.

WHAT IS FIRST FRIDAYS?

On the First Friday afternoon of each month, The International Fundraising Consultancy (IFC) provides free fundraising advice to charities looking to accelerate their project. Happens at several HUBs around the world

Brown Bag Lunch: The Opposite of School
Feb
4
12:00 pm12:00

Brown Bag Lunch: The Opposite of School

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

Is Canada ready for a Nordic invention?

What do Rosa Parks, Banff Centre for Arts, and millions of Scandinavian students have in common? They are all connected to an alternative community college model called a Folk High School, a residential year-long college that often focuses on personal or professional development without requiring grades, exams or even tuition. Over three hundred folk high schools have emerged across Scandinavia since beginning 150 years ago and there have even been attempts to start them in Canada too!

If you have an interest in youth, training, education, community engagement, activism, and gap years, this presentation is for you! Come learn about what folk high schools are all about, their potential in Canada and how we can make it happen together.

Presented by Nico Koenig, an adult education and community development consultant currently based in Ottawa. Find out more about his work at nicokoenig.com

CAMP TECH: Desktop Publishing with InDesign at IMPACT HUB Ottawa
Feb
2
1:00 pm13:00

CAMP TECH: Desktop Publishing with InDesign at IMPACT HUB Ottawa

  • IMPACT HUB Ottawa

Stop making your posters, postcards and brochures in Microsoft Publisher! Learn to use the software that pro designers use: Adobe InDesign. In this introductory level class, InDesign Expert Christina Davies will teach you how to make a double-sided postcard using InDesign. You’ll discover how to bring in graphics, format text, and export a PDF file that’s ready to send to the printer. After this fun and interactive class, you’ll be able to produce your own professional-quality print material.

Note: This workshop is for beginners, and no previous Adobe or graphics experience is necessary. It is a fast-paced class, and you should be familiar with basic tasks on your laptop (how to open, save and organize your files). You must bring your own laptop (Mac or PC are fine) and have Adobe InDesign installed on it. You can get a free trial version on Adobe’s website.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP:

  • high quality instruction by an InDesign expert
  • small class size
  • a digital InDesign reference guide and sample files
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • a chance for you to network with other business owners and marketing professionals
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

Hubbers receive $10 off with the promo code HUBMember – register here.

Wine Down at Hub Ottawa
Dec
19
5:00 pm17:00

Wine Down at Hub Ottawa

  • Hub Ottawa

A weekly informal opportunity for members (current and potential) to get to know each other! Members bring their own refreshments on a “rolling BYOB” basis – bring something to share one week, help yourself another week.  Non-wine and non-alcohol beverages most welcome, as are nibbles. We occasionally host themed or group-specific wine downs – volunteer appreciation soirees, launch parties, game nights and more. If you’re a member and have an idea, contact rhiana@hubottawa.org.